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Jason Clark

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Title

Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist

Office Building

Berg Agricultural Hall

Office

310

Mailing Address

Berg Agricultural Hall 310
Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science-Box 2207A
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Education

Ph.D. in Soil Nutrient Management | University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
2018, St. Paul, Minnesota
- Improving nitrogen fertilizer rate guidelines for corn using a mineralizable nitrogen estimate.
- Effectiveness of single and split nitrogen fertilizer applications on corn production in the Midwestern U.S.

M.S. in Plant Science | Utah State University
2014, Logan, Utah
- Tillage, herbicide timing, and nitrogen fertilizer rate effects on alfalfa stand termination and corn production.

B.S. in Agronomy | Utah State University
2011, Logan, Utah

Specialty Area

  • Soil Nutrient Management
  • Crop Nutrition

Extension Responsibilities

Soil fertility guidelines for South Dakota cropping systems

Professional Memberships

Agronomy Society of America (ASA)
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)

Area(s) of Research

My research and extension education program is focused on determining nutrient management methods that can maintain and increase crop production while conserving and reducing inputs (water, fertilizers, chemicals, etc.) in a way that minimizes environmental impact and is profitable for farmers.

Specific research areas include:
• Determining the optimal rate and timing of fertilizer application (i.e. N, P, K, and S) for profitable crop production and optimal water quality.
• Effect of source and placement of fertilizers (N, P, and K) on crop production and air and water quality.
• Influence of cropping systems that promote soil health on adjustments needed for fertilizer rate, time, source, and placement.
• Development and use of precision agriculture technologies in crop production.